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OAKWOOD COLLEGE ARCHIVES 



13th ANNUAL 

ALUMNI HOMECOMING 



APRIL 4-6, 1980 



^Ar v^ali to Commitment 



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OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 



DR. CALVIN ROCK 

President 



ELDER L. A. PASCHAL 

National Alumni President 



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A CALL TO COMMITMENT 




Alumni Homecoming Week-end has become the most visible and most 
inspirational activity here at Oakwood College. To all of you, we say 
"Thanks for your labors of love, sacrifice, and service for the con- 
tinued development of Oakwood College. 

We welcome you here for the renewing of acquaintances and for the 
Joys of friendship and positive Christian service. Once again we say 

"WELCOME" 



DR. DANNY BLANCHARD 

Alumni Homecoming Coordinator, 1980 




Where else in Adventism or America or 
the world, for that matter, is there any- 
thing like it? People, hundreds and thou- 
sands of people, coming by plane — bus 
— car from all over the country to wor- 
ship, to fellowship, and most of all to 
honor the historical memories and grand 
traditions of Oakwood College. Oakwood 
College Alumni Weekend is the best of 
its kind and we're glad you can be a part 
of this unique experience. 

Welcome to Alumni Weekend, 1980!!! 

C. B. ROCK 
President 



WELCOME 



As president of the National Chapter of 
the Oakwood College Alumni Associa- 
tion, I welcome you once again to Oak- 
wood's campus "where loveliness keeps 
house." May all of you . . . national offi- 
cers and members, alumni from around 
the world, and friends of Oakwood an- 
swer our 1980 "Call to Commitment." 

Your alma mater needs you and you 
need the refreshing, the rededication, 
and the reassurance of purpose answer- 
ing the "call" can give you. 

Don't leave the "Oaks" until you've 
done something to make your Alumni 
Association better. 

Welcome!!! Welcome!!! Welcome!!! 

L. A. PASCHAL 

National Alumni Association 

President 




L. A. Paschal. President 



WELCOME HOME!! 



and 



BEST WISHES 



ON THIS OUR 



13th ANNUAL HOMECOMING CELEBRATION 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

Huntsville, Alabama 



C. B. ROCK 

President 

A. WARREN 
Business Manager 

M. WARREN 
Dean of the College 




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C. B. Rock, President 



LOCAL ALUMNI CHAPTER PRESIDENTS 



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ATLANTA 

Mrs. Katie Green Settles 



LOUISVILLE 

Mr. Leroy Anderson 



BALTIMORE 

Mrs. Anne Cheatem Timpson 



LITTLE ROCK 

Mrs. Theresa Cunningham 



BIRMINGHAM 

Mrs. Doris Mickle Willis 



MIAMI 

Mrs. Susie Cole Adderly 



CALIFORNIANS FOR 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
Mrs. Alean Middleton 

CHICAGO 

Mrs. Patricia Berry Burns 

COLUMBUS 

Mr. Lawrence Stewart 

DALLAS 

Elder James Hicks 

DETROIT 

Mr. David Brezzell 



MICHIANA 

Mrs. Mandy Martin 

NASHVILLE-CUMBERLAND 
Elder G. I. Pearson 

NEW HAVEN 

Dr. Jessie Godley Bradley 

NEW ORLEANS 

Mrs. Christine Herbert 

NEW YORK 

Mrs. A. Samuel Rashford 



FLINT 

Mr. Francis Miller 



NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 
Dr. Leslie Anderson 



HOUSTON 

Mr. Jason Edgecombe 

INDIANAPOLIS 

Mrs. Thomasina Longware Wright 



PINE FORGE 

Mrs. Ruth Mosby Green 

D. B. Reid (Huntsville) 
Mr. Harry Swinton 



J. L. MORAN (Oakwood) 
Mrs. Susie Flint Shurney 



WASHINGTON. DC. 
Mrs. My.-.le Gates Murphy 



PROGRAM OF ALUMNI WEEKEND HOMECOMING 

EVENTS 

Dr. Danny Blanchard, Coordinator 

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 1980-Friday, April 4, 1980 

Golf Tournament, Tennis-Tournament & Campus Tours 

THURSDAY, April 3, 1980 

Registration ($5.00 only) 

Kick-Off Program, Ashby Auditorium 

A Musical Program Featuring Musical Groups 

Aeolians & Oakwood College Choir 

(COORDINATOR) 

FRIDAY, April 4, 1980 

Seminars & Workshops — 9:00 a.m. 

Registration 

Tennis 

Vespers, Oakwood College Sanctuary, Elder Henry Wright 

M.V., The Senior Class of 1980, featuring Wintley Phipps 

Fellowship Supper 

SABBATH, April 5, 1980 

Sabbath School, VGCC, 1980 Graduating Class 

Eleven O'Clock Worship, Elder George Rainey, Elder Barry Black 

Four O'Clock P.M., Honorees Program 

Chapter Power Hour 

Evening Vespers — Oakwood College Church Cherub Choir 

SATURDAY NIGHT, April 5, 1980 

Banquet — College Cafeteria 
Featuring Oakwood College Quartets, present and years gone by 

Basketball Games 
Alumni vs College Team and a Girls Game, 6:30 p.m. 

Musical Showcase 
Presented by the Alumni Association, WEUP Radio Station 

Children — Program 

Moran Hall, 7:00 p.m. 

Pathfinders Display & Pageantry 

Free — Activity 

SUNDAY, April 6, 1980 

Presidents — Breakfast (Invitation Only) 

Bowling, Tennis, Golf 

Business Meeting (Very Important) 



HOMECOMING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 

Homecoming Coordinator: 
DR. DANNY BLANCHARD 



Promotion and Public Relations: 
ELDER J. E. ROACHE 
ANNETTE WILSON 

Registration: 

ANNE SMITH WINBUSH 
EMMA JONES 
CAROL JONES 



Vesper Service (Saturday Evening): 

MRS. M. BREACH 

Oakwood College Cherub Choir 

Ushers: 
OLIVER DAVIS 

Banquet: 

LOVEY DAVIS VERDUN 



Social Affairs: 
DOROTHY HOLLOWAY 

Security and Transportation: 
HARRY DOBBINS 

Secretarial Services: 
ANNETTE WILSON 

Fellowship Supper: 
HARRY SWINTON 
ETHEL DYKES 

Sabbath School: 

FRANKIE MITCHELL CANTRELL 

Divine Worship: 
LEE A. PASCHAL 

Vesper Service (Friday Evening): 
DR. DANNY BLANCHARD 



Honors: 

JAMES C. HICKS 

President's Breakfast: 

MRS. SARAH RICHARDSON 

Souvenir Journal: 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 

Recreational Activities: 
Kickoff Program: 
ALMA BLACKMAN 

Golf Tournament: 
LEN ROSS 

Tennis Tournament: 
S. PAUL 

Basketball Game: 
LEONARD DOUGLAS 

Horseback Riding: 
LARRY DORSEY 



RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 

KICKOFF PROGRAM: OAKWOOD COLLEGE STUDENT MUSICAL 

ASHBY GYMNATORIUM 
ALMA BLACKMON, Coordinator 

GOLF TOURNAMENT: POINT MALLARD STATE PARK, DECATUR, ALA. 

HIGHWAY 20 WEST 

8:00 A.M.— Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 
LEN ROSS, Coordinator 

TENNIS TOURNAMENT: OAKWOOD COLLEGE COURTS 

Singles: $6.00 Doubles: $3.00 
1:00 P.M.— Friday 
8:00 A.M. -Sunday 
S. PAUL, Coordinator 

BASKETBALL GAME: OAKWOOD COLLEGE GYMNASIUM 

8:00 Saturday Night 
LEONARD DOUGLAS, Coordinator 

HORSEBACK RIDING: OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

Wednesday-Friday 
8:00 A.M. 
LARRY DORSEY, Coordinator 



13th ANNUAL HOMECOMING BANQUET 

Saturday Night, April 5, 1980 

7:30 P.M. 

Master of Ceremony: DR. VICTOR DUNCAN 
LOVEY DAVIS VERDUN, Coordinator 

HONOR CLASSES: THE DECADE OF THE 10's 
1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 



IN MEMOR9AM 
DECEASED MEMBERS OF CLASS OF 1940 

Elder Joseph Richardson, Chaplain 

Elder Wilmont Fordham 

Bernice Davis 

Ernesfyrte Kee Washington 

Eva (Dollie) Simms 

Elder John Wise 



NATIONAL ALUMNI 
TO RESTORE 
EAST HALL 



After seventy years East Hall still stands, 
though in a dilapidated conditiin, as the only 
original building on the Oakwood College 
campus. This ancient structure was, at a 
recent meeting of the Oakwood College 
Executive Committee, donated to the Na- 
tional Alumni Association. 

We, the Oakwood College National Alumni 
Association, gladly accept this gift. The need 
is strongly felt by the alumni, to maintain this 
Historical Image on the campus. 

Since 1909, when East Hall was con- 
structed as a Sanitarium to serve the college 
family and the neighboring community, it has 
served as a home for the College President, 
for single faculty women, academy boys dor- 
mitory, a behavioral science building, and an 
office building. 

The National Alumni Association is com- 
mitted to restoring East Hall to its original 
state. It will serve as a facility to house a few 
offices and a Historical Museum. We propose 
to accomplish this task by mobilizing our re- 
sources. What are our resources? Our most 
important resources are: Oakwood Alumni, 



Oakwood Faculty and Staff, Pre-Alumni, and 
the entire Adventist constituency in North 
America. Our support for this project must 
come from the above named resources 

If we the members of the National Alumni 
Association are ablaze with the new and cre- 
ative ideas, no depression, no poverty, and 
no confusion can destroy our dreams. 

At present, a committee is working to de- 
termine the cost of this all important project 
When the facts are in, your ideas and funds 
will be needed to help make this dream a 
reality. 

We must motivate our resources to sus- 
tained levels of higher endeavors and excel- 
lent performance. Donations for this project 
should be sent to: 

MR. R. S. NORMAN, Treasurer 

EAST HALL PROJECT 

Oakwood College National Alumni Association 

Oakwood College 

Huntsville, AL 35806 




HOMECOMING SPEAKERS 





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ELDER GEORGE H. RAIMEY 

B.A. Oakwood College, 1950 
M.A. Andrews University, 1972 
Wife: Martha J. Ricks Rainey 
Children: Cynthia, Jeannetta, Georgetta 
Evangelist, Sout'tcrn California Conference 



ELDER HENRY M. WRIGHT 

B. A. Oakwood College, 1964 

M.A. Andrews University, 1965 

M. Div. Methodist Theological Seminary, 

1978 
D. Min. (now persuing) Vanderbilt University 
Wife: Carol Lindsay Wright 
Children: Henry II, Harold, and Herbert 
Assistant Professor Religion, Oakwood 

College 




ELDER BARRY BLACK 

B.A. Oakwood College, 1970 
Chaplain, U.S. Navy 



VESPER -SERVICE 

Friday, April 4, 1980-6:00 P.M. 
Oakwood College Church 

SONG SERVICE Oakwood College 

SCRIPTURE 1970, Elder Samuel Boynton 

OPENING PRAYER 1980 Senior Class President. Lesly Crichlow 

SPECIAL MUSIC -Step Up To Happiness Oakwood Male Quartet 

WELCOME Minneola Dixon 

Vice President, Oakwood College National 
Alumni Association 

Lee A. Paschal 
President. O.C.N. A. A. 

GREETINGS Danny Blanchard 

Homecoming Coordinator 

ANNOUNCEMENTS J. E. Roache 

Alumni A'fairs Coordinator 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Elder Benjamin Reaves 

SPECIAL MUSIC The Harmonettes- Female Quartet 

SERMON Elder Henry Wright 

SPECIAL MUSIC Mrs. Maxine Logan 

BENEDICTION . . . 1960, Leroy Hampton 

FELLOWSHIP SUPPER (Immediately following Vesper) 

Fellowship Hall, First Seventh Day Adventist Church, Huntsville, Ala. 

Chairperson: Harry Swinton, President 
D. B. Reid Chapter. Oakwood College Alumni Assn. 



MISSIONARY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: 
Immediately following the Vesper Service 



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: TO GOD WE SHALL DO VALIANTLY, PSA. 16:12 



SABBATH SCHOOL 



Sabbath, April 5, 1980, 9:15 A.M. 
Von Braun Civic Center 

Superintendent: 

FRANKIE MITCHELL CANTRELL 

Class of 1950 



SONGS OF INSPIRATION 

OPENING SONG Soldiers of Christ Arise, Church Hymnal 366 

PRAYER 1950, Festus Valentine 

WELCOME AND SUPT.'S REMARKS Frankie Mitchell Cantrell 

SECRETARY'S PROGRESS REPORT 1950, Virginia Hughes Norman 

SPECIAL MUSIC Oakwood College, Class of 1980 

WORLD MISSION EMPHASIS 1950, Henrietta Granderson Jackson 

LIFTING OF MISSION OFFERING 

SPECIAL MUSIC Elder Cleveland Tivy, 1950 



SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON STUDY 



1950, Elder Samuel Flagg 
Lake Region Conference 

1950, Elder Frank L. Jones 
General Conference 



CLOSING PRAYER 



Divine Worship 

SABBATH, APRIL 5, 1980 — 11:00 A.M. 
VON BRAUN CENTER 

L. A. PASCHAL, Chairperson 

INVOCATION 1960, Elder Willie Lewie 

Educational Supt. Allegheny West 

MUSIC Aeolians 

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENT Elder L. A. Paschal 

President, National Alumni Association 

Elder Eric Ward 

Pastor, Oakwood College Church 

The Honorable Joe Davis 

Mayor of Huntsville 

Dr. Calvin B. Rock 

President, Oakwood College 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS L. A. Paschal 

Dr. Danny Blanchard 
Coordinator, Homecoming Week-end 

HYMN OF WORSHIP 1950, Elder Cleveland Tivy 

Alumni Affairs Officer 

SCRIPTURE 1960, Elder Sherman H. Cox 

President, Central States Conference 

PRAYER . . 1940, Elder Robert L. Woodfork 

President, South Atlantic Conference 

OFFERING L. A. Paschal 

MUSIC .... Aeolians 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS Dr. Danny Blanchard 

MEDITATION 

SERMONS 1950, Elder George Rainey 

Evangelist, Southern California Conference 

1970. Elder Barry Black 
Chaplain, U.S. Naval Academy 

CLOSING HYMN 1930, Mrs. Vernon Jenkins 

Regional Vice President. South Central Conf. 

BENEDICTION Elder James Hicks 

National Al imni Ass'n. Chaplain 

Pianist— Harrison Watkins Organist — Marcellus Breach 

Director of Aeolians — Alma M. Blackmon 



CO-ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, 1980 




DR. FRANK W. HALE, JR., Ph.D, D. Hum. 



Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr., the son of Frank and Novella (Banks) Hale is a 
native of Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Oakwood College, Union College, 
and the University of Nebraska from which he obtained the B.A. and M.A. 
degrees. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree at The Ohio State Uni- 
versity, and the Certificate in English Literature from the University of London 
in 1960. 

Currently Dr. Hale is Vice Provost for Minority Affairs and Professor of 
Communications at The Ohio State University. Prior to his appointment as 
Associate Dean at the Graduate School at Ohio State in 1971, Dr. Hale was 
President of Oakwood College— 1966 to 1971. He has served on 21 civic, educa- 
tional, and corporate boards involving Operation PUSH, PUSH/EXCEL, The 
United Negro College Fund, Oakwood College, Loma Linda University, and 
Harding Hospital. 

Dr. Hale inaugurated the Annual Graduate School Visitation Days 
Program at Ohio State University in 1971 which has been responsible for pro- 
viding over $4 million in fellowships to 500 minority students. More than 50 of 
these recipients have been graduates of Oakwood College. 

Our Co-Alumnus of the year is listed in "Who's Who in America" "Who's 
Who in American Education" Who's Who in American College and University 
Administrators," "Who's Who among Black Americans," Library of Interna- 
tional Biographies," and "The Ebony Success Library." 

Dr. Hale has written 4 books: A Manual of Public Speaking, Sunlight and 
Shadows, The Cry for Freedom, and They Came and They Conquered. 

Dr. Hale and his wife, Ruth Sadler Hale are the parents of Ruth Carey, 
Frank IIII, and Sherilyn. 

It was during his presidency at Oakwood College, that Dr. Hale establish- 
ed the first Alumni Week-end. 




CO- ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR. 1980 

ELDER STENNETT BROOKS 

Elder Stennett Brooks was born in Puerto 
Cabeza Nicaragua, Central America. His 
father was a minister among the Misquito 
Indians from whom he chose his wife, Mrs. 
Jelina Elain Brooks. Young Stennett began to 
show his aptitude for business early and at 
9 years old operated his own business of 
buying and selling. His knowledge of lan- 
guages, the Misquito dialect, English, and 
Spanish served him well as he and his oxen 
transported farm products to the waterfront 
for the Indians. 

Stennett's elementary school days were 
spent in church school in Colon and Panama. 
He went on to West Indies College in Man- 
deville, Jamaica for high school and college. 
He continued his education here in New York 
City and then enrolled at Oakwood College 
where he graduated with a degree in Bus- 
iness Administration. 

Love of music was expressed by Stennett's membership in the college 
quartet at Mandeville and in his able direction of the college choir. He taught 
music at Northeastern Academy and still enjoys listening to music and tickling 
the piano keys at home. 

He labored as a Bible Instructor, Book and Bible House Accountant, and 
assisted in the Treasury Department in the West Indies Conference. Since 
coming to New York and laboring for Northeastern Conference he has served 
in the following capacities: 

Accountant to Treasury Department 

Accountant for Northeastern Conference Corporation 

Accountant for Northeastern Academy 

Accountant for Book and Bible House 

Accountant Assistant Treasurer 
He presently serves as 'Treasurer of the Northeastern Conference, Vice- 
President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeastern Corporation, and has 
organized and promoted the Northeastern Conference Federal Credit Union. 

Since becoming Treasurer in Northeastern, Elder Brooks hope was to 
remain long enough to see the fruition of 3 major projects: a nursing home, a 
new acadmey, and a new conference office. He was a part of the conference 
administration which made his dream a reality. Assisting in coordinating of 
these projects has brought a sense of satisfaction. His skill in working with 
churches in negotiating for purchasing, contracting for building and mortgages 
has saved the constituents financially while also aiding the progress of the 
conference. 

Elder Brooks holds membership on the Bedford-Stuyvesant Real Estate 
Board, Inc. and is a Board Member of the Allied Federal Savings and Loan 
Association. He has also served on the Atlantic Union Conference Executive 
Committee. Ever busy, his current project is the planned Northeastern Con- 
ference House for Senior Citizens and the Handicaoped to be built in Queens, 
L. I. 

Despite his busy schedule, Elder Brooks has faithfully assisted the New 
York Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni in all its projects. He is a Life 
Member of the National Alumni Ass'n. He has generously hosted monthly 
meetings of the Alumni Ass'n. at the Conference Office. The New Y 
been the recipient of multiple blessings as a result of the 
support given us by this faithful son of Oakwood Coll 

Elder Brooks married Erma R. Parchment, the Secretary in the N 
em Conference Dept. of Education- They are the proud vely 

daughters: Andrea, Audra, and Amalia. The Brooks en 
Christian Education and all their children are enrolled in church school. An I 
is a student at Northeastern Academy and Audra and Air. o 
R. T. Hudson Elementary School. 



1980 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 




MRS. SYLVIA KEE ALEXANDER, Treasurer 
N.Y. Chapter, Oakwood College Alumni Ass'n. 



Mrs. Sylvia Kee Alexander is a native of South Bend, Indiana. After her 
early elementary and high school years, she attended and graduated from 
Oakwood College Academy and Oakwood Junior College. She continued her 
education at Boston University and Hunter College, New York City where 
she received her B.A. She did further graduate work at City College and Bank 
Street College. 

Our Alumna of the Year spent more than 10 years in denominational work 
serving as elementary school teacher, academy teacher, vice principal, princi- 
pal, and matron. Her labors took her to church schools in Detroit, Michigan 
Indianapolis, Indiana, and Boston, Mass. She served as matron with the late 
Bessie Carter at Oakwood College. In New York City she was an instructor at 
Northeastern Academy and later for the New York City Board of Education. 

Mrs. Alexander is married to Preston P. Alexander and is mother of two 
children Paul and Ida, a former Oakwood College student and a graduate of 
Columbia Union College. Ida presently serves as Manager of her parents 
store, Alexander's Orthopedic and Surgical Supplies, Inc. Paul is director of 
Secondary Schools at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Mrs. Alexander is employed by the Office of Inspector General, Special 
Investigation, New 'York City. She is active in her church, Ephesus, and has 
served as Sabbath School Suptl., Sabbath School Secretary, Association Trea- 
surer, Finance Committee Officer, and on the R. T. Hudson School Board. 

For more than 10 years she has filled the office of Treasurer of the New 
York Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni Association. She has led us as 
Chairlady for the organization's most successful testimonial banquets and 
lucheons. 

The Alumna of the Year is involved in many community organizations. 
She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the Westchester 
Business and Professional Women's Club, the N.A.A.C.P. and has served on 
the Day Care Council in the Bronx. 



PARENTS OF THE YEAR 



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MR. and MRS. MILLER MULLINS are first generation Adventists. Hazel Mullins 
became an Adventist in 1949. Miller joined years later, in 1963. The Mullins 
lived in Marshall, Texas until 1952. Because of her burden that her children 
receive a Christian education, the Mullins moved to Dallas, Texas, even though 
Miller had not become a member of the S.D.A. Church. 

The Mullins are parents of four children: Robert, Edward, Patricia and Beverly, 
all receiving their formal and secondary training, including college, in Adventist 
schools. All of the offsprings attended Southwest Region Academy or City 
Temple Junior Academy, at a tremendous sacrifice on the part of their parents. 

ROBERT graduated from Oakwood College in 1971 with a BA. in Business 
Administration, and received his M.A. from Texas Southern University - Hous- 
ton, Texas, in 1973. In the fall of 73 he became Principal of City Temple Junior 
Academy where he remained from 1973 - 1978 He took a leave of absence for 
one year. In August of 1979 Robert accepted the principalship of the Ephesus 
Junior Academy in New Orleans, where he presently serves. 

EWARD attended Oakwood College from 1966-68, and now lives in Irvington, 
N. J. where he soon will open his own carpeting business. 

PATRICIA graduated from Oakwood College in 1977 with a B.S. in Psychology, 
and is presently working on a M.S.W. at the University of Texas - Arlington- 
She was recently married to John Barry, 1978 graduate of Oakwood College. 

BEVERLY, the last of the four offsprings is presently attending Oakwood 
College in the Freshman class, planning to go into the medical field. 

The Mullins are active members of the Pallas City Temple of Seventh-day 
Adventists. Mrs. Mullins often shares her culinary arts at campmeeting, youth 
retreats, special events and whenever there is a gathering and food is to 
be served. 

Hazel is also an active member of the Dallas Metroplex Oakwood College 
Alumni Association. 



Certificates of iferit-mo 

MRS. MILDRED GREEN 
Allegheny West 

DR. LINDSAY THOMAS, JR. 
Californians For Oakwood College 



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Northeaster;.! Conference 



South Central Conference 

MR. WILLIE HUCKS 
South West Region Conference 




Distinguished %tmtt Boards 



MS. OLA DAWSON 



MRS. MINNEOLA DIXON 



MR. ADELL WARREN 



In Lavimj Memory uf 

DR. OTIS B. EDWARDS 

Dean, Historian, Musician, Preacher, Scholar, 

National Alumni Association President 

and 

MRS. ROBERTA CLAIBORNE EDWARDS 

Registrar, Teacher, and Friend 




THE NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

A. S. RASHFORD President 

JEANETTE LEWIS Vice President 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON Secreiary 

SYLVIA KEE ALEXANDER Treasurer 

EVELYN LOWE MITCHELL Membership Secretary 

HENRIETTA GRANDERSON JACKSON Social Secretary 

EMERTON C. WHIDBEE Public Relations 

PECOLA LESTER UNCF Dean 

Executive Committee Members: 
L. A. PASCHAL National President 

VIOLET HALL THOMPSON ROSE KNIGHT COLEY 




ATLANTA CHAPTER 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



PROMOTING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 



THE FOUNDATION OF ALL TRUE KNOWLEDGE 




KATIE GREEN SETTLES, President 
T. W. CANTRELL, Vice President 
BEVERLY GILBERT, Secretary 
CHARLIE PORTER HAWK, Treasurer 



AND ALL THY CHILDREN SHALL BE TAUGHT OF THE LORD: 
AND GREAT SHALL BE THE PEACE OF THY CHILDREN. 

ISAIAH 54:13 



CHICAGO CHAPTER 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASS'N 



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1980 OFFICERS 

PATRICIA BURNS President 

SYLVIA HAMYING Vice President 

VIRGINIA BROWN Vice President 

SADIE WALKINS Secretary 

THELMA McKEEVERS Assistant Secretary 

CHLORA JONES Treasurer 

BURRELL BURNS Assistant Treasurer 

FRANK DAVIS Parliamentarian 

HOWARD McHENRY Chaplain 

EARL CALLOWAY Press Relations 

DR. CHARLES JOSEPH Co-ordinator 
President Lake Region Conference 



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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES 



from the 

J. L. MORAN ALUMNI CHAPTER 

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 

MAY THIS BE THE BIGGEST AND BEST 
HOMECOMING EVER . . . 



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SUSIE SHURNEY 
President 

J. L BEALE 
Vice President 

C. T. RICHARDS 
Treasurer 

MARY CONNOR 
Secretary 



,. . "TO THEE OUR DEAR OAKWOOD . . . 

...WE LOVE TO SING THY PRAISE . . ." 



New York City Oakwood College Alumni 
CLASS OF 1950 



REBECCA R. RILEY, B.A. 
5th Grade Teacher, R. T. Hudson Elementary School 

VIRGINIA H. NORMAN, B.S., M.A. 
Business Education Instructor, James Monroe High Schol 



MURIEL R. HUTCHINS, B.B. 
Exec. Sec'y-, Peat Marwick, Mitchell, Employ. Bene. Mgt. Consultants 

HENRIETTA GRANDERSON JACKSON, B.A., M.A. 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNA OF THE YEAR -1977 

2nd Grade Teacher, Co-op City Educational Park 

EMERTON C. WHIDBEE. B.A., M.A. 
Educational Supt., Northeastern Conference 

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BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOMECOMING . . . 

Faculty and Staff of Northeastern Academy 

532 West 215th Street New York, N.Y. 10034 Telephone (212) 569-4800 
"A SCHOOL WHERE TEACHERS CARE" 




Edna Lett Williamson, Principal 
Esmee Bovell, Guidance Counselor 
Fay Greene, School Secretary 
Yvonne Moore, Librarian 



Alvin Bernard, Asst. Principal 
Annette D. Wilson, Bus. Manager 
Alice Lewis, School Aide 
Marjorie B. Hill, Dean of Students 



Cleville Nicholson, Custodian 



TEACHERS 



Alvin Bernard — Bible 

Jesse Bevel — Chemistry and Bible 

Susan Bevel — Business Education 

Erskine Bovell — Bible and Chaplain 

Esmee Bovell —Algebra 

Greselda Byers — Mathematics 

Lloyd Chung — Music 

Ivy Evans — Art. Remedial English 

Claudette Giscombe — Biology and 
General Math 



Mirtha Harris — French. Spanish 
Edward Herndon — Bible 
Marjorie Hill — Home Economics 
Patsy Metters — General Science 
Lenore Newton — English. French 
June Simms — English 
Mathew Smith — Physical Education 
Lester Valentine — Social Studies 
Merielle Weithers — English 



BEST WISHES TO OUR FELLOW ALUMNI AROUND THE WORLD 




R. T. HUDSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

1122 FOREST AVENUE BRONX, NEW YORK 10456 

Telephone (212) 328-3322 



Ruth Jordan Paschal, Principal Erma Ruth Lofton, Asst. Principal 

Grace Davis Phipps, Bookkeeper Dorothy Brown Adams, Secretary 

James Kimmerlin, Custodian 

TEACHERS 



Erma Ruth Lofton — Grade 1 
Jacqueline Miller Nozil — Grade 3 
Rebecca Riley — Grade 5 
Claudette McNeil Phipps — Grade 7 



Frances Gwyn Bennett — Grade 2 
Rose Lee Godine — Grade 4 
Veronica Lamb Armstrong — Grade 6 
Edythe Sumpter Karr — Grade 8 



Ruth Irvis Nixon — Music 



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 
NATIONAL OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK . 



COMPLIMENTS OF THE 



MT. ZION S. D. A. CHURCH FAMILY 

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT 



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ELDER NORMAN SNIPES 
Pastor 



DR. JESSIE M. G. BRADLEY 
Oakwood Alumni Association President 



CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES 



TO 



OAKWOODITES AROUND THE WORLD 



YOURS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, 
FREEDOM, AND PEACE 



JESSIE MARY G. BRADLEY, Ph.D. 

Assistant Superintendent of 

New Haven Public Schools 

New Haven, Connecticut 06510 



O ur hearts are with you 

A s you strive to make this year the best; 

K eep aspiring; keep faithful, 

We entreat God to do the rest. 

On bended knee we pray 

O ur God will ever keep you 

D ear OAKWOOD, forever in His way 



THE SORELLES 



MIRIAM MURRAY 
President 

BARBARA HOLT 
Recording Secretary 



REBECCA RILEY 
Treasurer 

JUDY BOWEN 
Corresponding Secretary 



ALICE BOBB 
WINIFRED CAMPBELL 
GLADYS DAWKINS 
WINSOME DYER 
DESSIE FILS 
DAPHNE FORBES 
VATANNA JOHNSON 
BARBARA PALMER 
DELORIS ROGERS 



CHERRY SWABY 
NINA THOMAS 
SYLVIA G. THOMAS 
SYLVIA W. THOMAS 
VIOLET THOMPSON 
FERN WEEKS 
CHRISTINE WELLS 
SYBRIL WELLS 
DENISE WILLIAMSON 



OUR SCHOOL 



WHERE LOVELINESS KEEPS HOUSE 



AND 



ASPIRATIONS SOAR!!! 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



THE RASHFORDS 





Dr. A. Samuel Rashford 
Board of Trustees 



Irs. Eardell B. Rashford 
C.R.N.A. 



Attorney Eardell J. Rashford 



CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO MY ALMA MATER 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 




Compliments of 

ELIZABETH V. MARTIN 

Retired Bible Instructor with many years of service 

Century Club Member, New York Oakwood College Alumni Association 

Life Member, Oakwood College National Alumni Association 

and Daughter, 

HELEN MARTIN GRIFFITHS 
Executive Committee Member Northeastern and Atlantic Union Conferences 



RAMAH SDA JUNIOR ACADEMY 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 

'THE SCHOOL OF TODAY, PROVIDING THE EDUCATION 
NEEDED FOR TOMORROW" 




NEW SCHOOL, GYMNASIUM-SAVANNAH-RAMAH PAROCHIAL SCHOOL 



ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

NATHANIEL MILLER Principal 

HENRICK PATTERSON Vice Principal 

RETHELL FUTCH Treasurer 

BEATRICE BANKS Secretary 

I. A. CHRISTIAN Advisor 

E. J. LEWIS Pastor 



... A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE . . . 




THORINGTON TIMOTHY FRAZIER 
"T.T." 



A lover of — 

Christian Education 

Oakwood College 

Oakwood College Alumni 
Young People 
The Elderly 

/, Blessing to — 

FAMILY AND FRIENDS 

Lovingly and constantly remembered by- 
Celestine E. Frazier, Wife 



SISTERS 

Alyce M. Follette- Ruth N. Stafford - Hurley M. Phillips 

Ellen G. Frazier — Mary I. Carter 

and Other Family Members 



In Fondest Memory of 



MICHAEL ANGELO BLANCHORD, SR. 

1913-1971 




Michael Angelo Blanchord, Sr. believed in Oakwood College, the school that 
supplies education for the men and women of a great tomorrow. He believed 
that whatsoever the boy or girl soweth, the man or woman shall reap. He 
believed in beauty in the home, and daily life, and the great out-of-doors. 
He believed in laughter, in love, in faith in all ideals and distant hope that 
lures one on. He believed in wisdom as revealed in human lives, as well as 
in the pages of the printed book. Not so much by precept as by example. 
He believed in the ability to work with the hands as well as to think with the 
head, in everything that makes life large and lovely. He believed that every 
hour of every day one will receive a just reward for all that he has done. 
He believed in the present and its oportunity in the future and its promises, 
and in the divine joy of living, but most of all he did believe. 

To his wife, son, and daughter he left a legacy of love, faith, happiness, and 
believing in each other. 

HENRIETTA BLANCHARD 



IN LOVING MEMORY 




SILAS E. DAVIS 

1924-1979 



WITH THANKFULNESS TO GOD FOR THE WHOLESOME INFLU- 
ENCE OF OAKWOOD COLLEGE IN THE LIFE OF OUR LOVED ONE 
AND OF THE ENTIRE DAVIS FAMILY. 

MRS. MAMIE DAVIS-Wife and RONALD DAVIS-Son 



MRS. VIOLA DAVIS 
J. ROY DAVIS 
LEON DAVIS 
LORRAINE HENRI 
CHARLES DAVIS 



LOVEY VERDUN 
FRANK DAVIS 
DORIS JOYNER 
GRACE PHIPPS 




MOM and DAD 




LESTER 



"GRAM" 

IN LOVING MEMORY 
OF 

MY FAMILY 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 

Oakwood College Board Member 
Qskwood College Staff 1942-47 



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HANK 



FRANK 



FICDY 



FOR: 

CONCERT ENGAGEMENTS-CHURCH PROGRAMS 

AND TREASURED RECORDINGS 

CONTACT!!! 




THE HERALDS OF JOY 

FOR: 
LISTENING PLEASURE- PERFECT HARMONY- 
MESSAGES OF CHRIST'S LOVE IN SONG 
HEAR!!! 

THE HERALDS OF JOY 

LLOYD AND WALTER JAMES- REGINALD SHOREY 
CURT-DARREN-KEVIN-GARTH GREENE 



Manager: 

MR. ARLINGTON GREENE 

112-21 205 STREET 

ST. ALBANS, N.Y. 11412 

Telephone: (212) 468-7810 



Compliments of 



MICHIANA OAKWOOD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 




MANDY MARTIN, President 



Compliments of 



MR. and MRS. JOHN ROBERT EARLE 

465 FLINT STREET 
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14611 

Telephone: (716) 328-4751 



-O- 



MARGARET CALDWELL EARLE 

Retired Teacher 
Oakwood College— Class of 1927 



Compliments of the 



ATLANTIC UNION CONFERENCE 



-o- 



EARL AMUNDSON, President 

AARON BROGDEN, Secretary 

LUTHER CROOKER, Treasurer 

LEON H. DAVIS, Director of Communications 



HAPPY HOMECOMING AND BEST WISHES 

NASHVILLE CUMBERLAND CHAPTER 




ELDER G. I. PEARSON President 

NANNIE JOYNER Vice President 

ANNA BELLE SIMONS Secretary 

MRS. CELESTINE FRAZIER ... Treasurer 

MR. WALTER PARKER Assistant Treasurer 

BRO. RICHARD WILSON Chaplain 

MRS. ALPHAEUS LIGHTFORD Membership Chairperson 

DR. WILLIAM COOPWOOD, M.D. Program Chairman 

MRS. VERNON H. JENKINS Steering Committee Chairperson 



THE DALLAS METROPLEX CHAPTER 

of the 

Oakwood National Alumni Association 

requests the honor of your presence at its 

EVENING OF DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT 

in the Dallas Sheraton — Grand Ballroom 

Southland Center (2117 Live Oak Street) 

Saturday, April the twenty-sixth 
Nineteen hundred and eighty 

at eight-thirty o'clock in the evening 

Featuring: "THE THIRD WORLD PLAYERS" 



$20.00 per Plate 
Rs.v.p. 



and Fashion Show 

(214) 943-4491 
ELDER JAMES HICKS, President 



Table for eight $160.00 
Black tie affair 



Dallas Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni Ass'n. 




FROM THE CAPITAL OF OUR NATION 

WE JOIN THE ALUMNI 

IN CELEBRATING 

OAKWOOD'S 13th ANNUAL ALUMNI HOMECOMING 

WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER 



MRS. MYRTLE MURPHY, President 

MRS. RUTH WHEELER, Secretary 

MRS. DOROTHY THORN, Treasurer 





Edna Lett Williamson Connie Strong Maytield 

(Mother Dear) (Daughter) 

OAKWOOD CAMPUS FAMILIES 

WHERE ARE THEY? LET'S FIND OUT!!! 



CALI 



NIANS 



FOR 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



SPECIAL GREETINGS 

ALEAN MIDDLETON President 

MATTHEW F. KATES, M.D. Vice President 

RUTH BAKER Recording Secretary 

MARJORIE FORTIER Corresponding Secretary 

HERBERT NELSON Treasurer 

SAMUEL PASCHAL Chaplain 

SHIRLEY GRIGGS Assistant Recording Secretary 

HELEN JACKSON BRECKENRIDGE Communications Secretary 

FREDERICK ANDERSON Program Chairman 

GAINES PARTRIDGE, Ed.D. Social Chairman 

LINDSAY THOMAS, Ph.D. Membership Chairman 
FRANCES W. MINCY Scholarship Committee Chairlady 

LAWRENCES J. S. WEEKES, M.D. . Executive Committee Member 




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CONGRATULATIONS 

COLUMBUS, OHIO CHAPTER 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

Seated: Lawrence Stewart, Jr.— President 
Standing: Connie Strong Mayfield — Regional Vice President 
Dr. Timohty McDonald— Advisor 




TERRELL A. ALLEN 

CLASS OF 1940 




Quality Control Officer 

STATE DEPARTMENT 

Washington, D.C. 

IMOGENE DOZER ALLEN 

CLASS OF 1948 

Program Analyst for Near East Bureau 

AGENCY FOR 
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
Washington, D.C. 



Director of World Travelled ALLEN A. CAPPELLA CHORALE 

Personal friend of the late Duke Ellington 

President of The Duke Ellington Club, Washington, D.C. 



IN LOVING MEMORY OF 



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VAN BUREN WATTS 

Class of 1939 

Beloved Husband and Father 

Loretta Westbrook Watts 
Class of '40 

Olga Laskey, Van Buren Jr., Kenneth 



New Academy in the country 
Families with Children may live 
on campus and 

Find work in nearby cities to 
support themselves 

School Located in the Country 
at Vandiver, Alabama 



Write: 

Dr. J. Price Pearson 
2233A-Arlington Avenue So. 
Birmingham, Alabama 35205 

Telephone: (205) 933-8126 



BEST WISHES 
SARAH MERIDETH LESTER 

Class of 1940 

Program Coordinator — Public Schools 

Columbus, Ohio 

and 

ELDER JETHRO LESTER 

Minister 

Alleg. West Conference 
Columbus, Ohio 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



HELEN ROSS SUGLAND 



WASHINGTON, D.C. 



COMPLIMENTS 



TO ALL THE HONOREES!!! 



ALTHEA LIGHTNER DAVIS 



Class of 1950 



CONGRATULATIONS TO 



OAKWOOD'S 



ANNUAL HOMECOMING 



THE NUNEZ FAMILY 

ELLIOTT*- ELIZABETH-RUSSELL 

JOAN-MARGO-DON-CASANDRA 

CYNTHIA-ELLIOTT, JR.-JACOB 

* Class of '40 



CONGRATULATIONS 



and 



BEST WISHES 



ILDER SASVSUEL FLAG* 

Stewardship Secretary 

Lake Region Conference 

and 

HELEN L. FLAGG 

Public School Teacher 

Class of 1950 



■LDER & MRS. I. J. JOHNSON 

Directorship — Stewardship 
Communication, and Trusts 



SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE 

715 YOUNG'S LANE 
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37207 

Telephone: (615) 226-500 



Compliments of 



CORNELIUS M. HILL 

Class of 1950 



Administrative Assistant 



P.S. Bronx, New York 



GREETINGS and BEST WISHES 

from 
THE GREATER LOUISVILLE CHAP. 

of the 
0AKW00D COLL. ALUMNI ASSN. 

OFFICERS: 

Mr. Le Roy Anderson, Jr., President 

Mr. James Fischer, Vice President 

Mrs. Rosalind M. Braye Anderson, 
Corresponding Secretary 

Mrs. Minnie Major, Recording 
Secretary 

Mrs. Lucille Wagner, Treasurer 

Mr. James Roberts, Asst. Treasurer 

Elder John H. Wagner, Chaplain 

Mr. Willie Knight, Parliamentarian/ 
Sergeant-at-Arms 



FREDA JAMES 

1976 OAKWOODITE 




Daughter of Freddie and Mary James 
1968 Graduate, Ephesus SDA Jr. Academy. 

Columbus, Ohio 
1972 Graduate, Pine Forge Institute, 

Pine Forge, Pa. 
1976 Graduate, B.A. Oakwood, Cum Laude 

Business Administration 
Employment: General Acct. Dept., Washing- 
ton D.C. Federal Dept. of Engery, Auditor. 
Fed. Energy Regul. Comm. Staff Auditor and 
Supervisor in Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, 
Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and Mississippi. 



IN MEMORIAM ... 

Oakwoodites 
MR. & MRS.THOMAS R. LONGWARE 



Compliments of 

The Indianapolis Chapter of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Assn. 

OFFICERS: 

Mrs. Thomasine L. Wright. President 

Mr. Michael Merriweather, Vice Pres. 

Nancy Cobb, Secretary 

Jean Holcomb. Treasurer 

Mrs. Lizzie M. Strange. Project 
Chairperson 



CONGRATULATIONS 
. Compliments of 

DAVID R. MARTIN 

(Honor Class of 1940) 
Newark, Ohio 

Past Commander— Disabled American Vet'ns 
Past President— Retired Armed Forces Assn. 
Member— The Famed Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. 

Wife: 

MARTHA ANDERSON MARTIN 
(Class of 1939) 



Congratulations and Best Wishes 

for 

A Successful 13th Annual 
Homecoming 

Compliments ot 

ELDER and MRS. J. P. WILLIS 
and FAMILY 

J. P. Willis II and Janice 

Cornell 

Casla 



"THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING 
TO WASTE" 

Support the 
United Negro College Fund 

GIVE TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT 
INVESTS IN OAKWOOD!!! 

Plan now to attend . . . 

THE 1981 

NATIONAL ALUMNI COUNCIL 

CONFERENCE, UNCF INC. 

Holiday Inn, Mart Plaza Chicago 
February 5-8, 1981 

For information contact your local 
UNCF Office. 

Edna Lett Williamson 
Time and Place Chairman 



MANY THANKS . 



To all who made this Journal 



possible. It was a labor of 



love! 



Edna Lett Williamson 



Journal Chairlady 



OAKWOOD COLLEGE NATIONAL ALUMNI OFFICERS 




L. A. Paschal, President 



Minneola Williams Dixon 
Vice President 



Richard Norman 
Treasurer 



Edna Lett Williamson 
Recording Secretary 



June Jacobs 
Corresponding Secretary 



Frank Davis 
Assistant Treasurer 



James Hicks 
Chaplain 



A. Samuel Rashford 
Parliamentarian 



Danny Blanchard 
Homecoming Week-end Coordinator 



REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS 



Robert Willis 
ALLEGHENY EAST 

Connie Strong Mayfield 
ALLEGHENY WEST 



Frank Davis 
LAKE REGION 



Edna Lett Williamson 

NORTHEASTERN 

Vernon Jenkins 
Victor Duncan, Assoc. 

SOUTH CENTRAL 



Joseph Hinson 

SOUTH ATLANTIC 

W. C. Jones 

SOUTHWEST REGION 



Alean Middleton 

CALIFORNIANS FOR OAKWOOD COLLEGE 



PATRONS 



Elvira Y. Arties 

Beatrice Banks 74 

Mrs. Helen Breckenridge 

Mrs. Emma Bully 

Annie Haynes Cantrell 

Okay F. Cantrell 

Mr. Harry Cathern 

Louvenia Cook 

Myles H. R. Costen 

Elder 1. A. Christian 

Elder Robert L. Dent 

Elder D. J. Dixon 

Mrs. MinneolaW. Dixon 

Hilda Wilson Furlow 

Antoinette Bailey Garrett '52-'54 

Mrs. Anna Greathouse 

Mr. Don Greathouse 

Sally Smith Griffin 

Mrs. Shirley Griggs 

Miss Yolanda S. Griggs 

Shirley and Wilbert Hall 

Mrs. Myrna Matthews Haynes 

Dr. Vincent Haynes 

Gloria Mackson Hemphill 

Mrs. Doris Meredith Hill 

Mary Howard 79 

Edwin J. Humphrey, Jr. 73 

Nina Humphrey 73 

Mrs. Barbara C. Hunter 

Frances Jenkins 

Patricia Jenkins 73 

Elder and Mrs. Frank Jones '50 

Elder and Mrs. Horace Jones 

Ivery Jones 

Jessie Haynes Jones 

Mrs. Elnora L Lea 

Elder E.J. Lewis 



Mr. Daniel Marbury 

Mr. Larry McGhee 

Elder and Mrs. Samuel Meyers 

Mrs. Alean W. Middleton 

Pastor N. Miller 

Mrs. Frances Walker Mincey 

Darlene Mitchell 71 

Mrs. Evelyn Lowe Mitchell 

Gwendolyn Hickson Nicolas 

Mr. Harold D. Nelson 

H. Patterson 

Dr. Gaines R. Partridge 

Elder Lorenzo W. Paytee 

Mrs. Phyliss Bryan Paytee 

Atty. Eardell J. Rashford 

Elder and Mrs. J. E. Roache 

Mrs. Carmela Rowe 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lett Rudd 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salter 

Mr. Jasper S. Saunders 

Elder and Mrs. W. C. Scales 

Cynthia Sessoms 73 

Mrs. Shirley Simms 

Elder and Mrs. Donald Simons 

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Simpson 

Mrs. Katie M. Soughs 

Mr. Maron Steger 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stinson, Jr. 

Mrs. J. G. Thomas 

Dr. Lindsay Thomas, Jr. 

Mrs. Violet Hall Thompson 

Genell Towns '68 

Dr. and Mrs. David Van Putten 

Mrs. Alma Winston 

Elder Joseph Winston 

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont R. Wynn 

Victoria Prince Yates 



TO THEE OUR DEAR OAKWOOD 

CHORUS 

To thee our dear Oakwood 
To thee we shall ever sing 
For decades thou has stood 
Thy name shall ever ring. 
Here we spend our happy days. 
And we love to sing thy praise. 
And where-ever we may be, 
We will always be true to thee, 
Our worthy old, old O.C. 

1. 

Our dear Oakwood within whose vale 

Thy standards will not fail, 

Our hearts are filled with wondrous cheer 

When thoughts of thee draw near, 

We love thy pines, thy elms, thy oaks 

And campus always green, 

Thy many flowers and distant mounts, 

Form one impressive scene. 

2. 

From states afar and isles of sea 

Thy students come to thee, 

And fain do linger in thy halls 

Enlightened truthfully, 

From nature's scenes they ever learn, 

And study from thy soil, 

Till many more thy works discern, 

We'll pray for thee and toil. 



As happy birds come in the spring 

And sing not for their pay, 

Rich, natural melodies they bring 

Cheering thruout the day. 

We too will serve thee faithfully 

In all we do and say. 

We hope in God, we trust in thee 

True and loyal we'll be. 



O. B. EDWARDS 



BEST WISHES ON THE 13TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING 

OF OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI 

Compliments of 

ALEXANDER'S 
ORTHOPEDIC AMD SURGICAL SUPPLIES, INC. 

228 EAST 149th STREET, BRONX, N.Y. 10451 TEL.: (212) 292-2280 

Wheel Chairs— Hospital Beds — Elastic Stockings — Corsets— Braces 
Colostomy Appliances — Home Health Aids — Trusses — Oxygen Units 



m. 




Alexander 




Sylvia Kee Alexander 
(Oakwoodite) 

PRESTON P. ALEXANDER 
President 

SYLVIA KEE ALEXANDER 
Secretary 




Ida LaJeanne Alexander 
(Oakwoodite) 



PRESTON P. ALEXANDER, JR. 
Vice President 

IDA L. ALEXANDER 

Manager and Treasurer